List of Enlightening Books

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Japanese version

This is a book list for students in physics courses. It includes enlightening books of physics, scientific readings, essays by physicists. It is based on the communications in Young Physicists Mailing Group in Japan.

This is not a complete English version of the list, but the very short version of it. The reason is that the most books in the original list are written in Japanese.

Introduction to Physics

A. J. Legget, The Problems of Physics (Oxford UP, 1987)
Jearl Walker, The flying circus of physics, with answers (John Wiely & Sons, Inc., 1977)

Quantum Mechanics

 G. J. Milburn, The Feynman Processor (Perseus, 1998)


J. Gleick, Chaos (Penguin Book)
N. Hall, The New Scientist Guide to Chaos (Penguin Books)
Per Bak, How Nature Works (Springer, NY, 1996)


S. W. Hawking, A Brief History of Time (Bantam Books)
P. Davies, The Edge of Infinity (J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd., 1981/ Penguin Books, 1994)

General Physics

P. C. W. Davies and J. Brown, Superstrings - A Theory of Everything? - (Cambridge University Press)
Paul Davies, The Cosmic Blueprint (William Heinemann, 1987 / Penguin Books, 1995)
P. Coveney and R. Highfield, The Arrow of Time (Fawcett Columbine Book, 1990)

General Science


D. F. Hofstadter, G?del, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

Essays by Scientists

Books on Technical Writing

Books on C Programming

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